More phishing schemes related to COVID-19, changes in the tech worker landscape and lifestyle, and big mergers dominate tech news in this week’s weekly news round-up.
Clever Phishing Attack Bypasses MFA to Nab Microsoft Office 365 Credentials – Expert Reaction
Researchers at Cofense Phishing Defense Center discovered a new form of trickery hackers are using to bypass multi-factor authentication for Microsoft Office 365. OneLogin’s Senior Director of Trust and Security, Niamh Muldoon weighed in. Read her comments at ISBuzzNews.
Microsoft Just Made A Major COVID-19 Security Move That Will Impact Everyone
With trillions of signals being processed by Microsoft every day, the tech giant has now decided to begin sharing more with end-users. The change is taking place in an effort to thwart the skyrocketing incidences of cyberattacks in the wake of COVID-19. Whether you currently use Microsoft threat protection or not, you will have access to a number of their tools through GitHub during the pandemic. Find out more at Forbes.
Many Tech Workers Won’t Be Going Back to the Office
Since COVID-19 has sent tech workers into their home offices with no real signs of an imminent return, many companies (including Twitter) have instituted the permanent work from home option. This rapid and dramatic change in the ways of a massive workforce (especially in places like Silicon Valley) will have wide-spread effects across multiple industries, including corporate real estate and other support jobs. Read more about this shift at Axios.